Connectiv Unveils Neal Award Winners
Ad Age takes home five, including the Grand Neal Award, at the 62nd annual event honoring the best in business media.
Connectiv, the business information-focused arm of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), recognized outstanding achievers in B2B journalism with the 62nd annual Jesse H. Neal Awards, announced last week at Pier Sixty in New York.
Advertising Age was the big winner, taking home five awards in total, including the 21st annual Grand Neal Award for its coverage of last year's Super Bowl and the always-hyped TV advertising that ran alongside it.
Connectiv also handed out a handful of special Leadership Awards, designed to recognize industry leadership, vision, and commitment, according to the association.
CIO's editor-in-chief Kip McDaniel won the McAllister Editorial Fellowship, which includes a crystal bowl and a one-week stint as a teacher and advisor at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
Bill Sweetman, senior international defense editor at Aviation Week & Space Technology, was honored with the Timothy White Award for editorial "courage, integrity, and passion."
MedPage Today editor-in-chief, Peggy Peck, received the Marianne Dekker Mattera Mentor Award. The award's late namesake was an 18-time Neal Award winner and herself an editor of MedPage Today.
Hank Grezlak, associate publisher and Northeast regional editor-in-chief at ALM, earned the G.D. Crain Jr. Award, which annually recognizes an individual who has contributed to overall editorial excellence in business media over the course of his or her career.
Finally, e.Republic president Cathilea Robinett was honored with the Gertrude Crain Award, given each year to a woman in B2B media who embodies the values of excellence, service, and success.
Among the brands honored, multiple-award winners included Ad Age (five); Chief Investment Officer and The American Lawyer (three); and Aviation Week, Restaurant Business, Scholastic Teacher, IEEE Spectrum, and Building Design + Construction (two).
View the full list of winners here.